Identity theft spikes amid pandemic

The US Federal Trade Commission received 1.4 million reports of identity theft last year, double the number from 2019. The number of reported cases of identity theft in the United States doubled in 2020 year-on-year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has said. In a blogpost marking the start of Identity Theft Awareness Week, the FTC said that … More Identity theft spikes amid pandemic

Medical scans of millions of patients exposed online

Other leaked data included a range of personal information such as names, addresses and personal healthcare information. Over 45 million medical imaging files including x-rays and CT scans have been found sitting on internet-facing unprotected servers and accessible for anyone to view.  The discovery of the leaked data from hospitals and medical centers from around … More Medical scans of millions of patients exposed online

Fraudsters crave loyalty points amid COVID‑19

Scammers even run their own dark-web “travel agencies”, misusing stolen loyalty points and credit card numbers. The hospitality, travel, and retail industries, which have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, have also been increasingly targeted by cybercriminals seeking to profit from the dire situation, a report has found. “During the lockdowns in Q1 … More Fraudsters crave loyalty points amid COVID‑19